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Explorer Club
August 2023

Tim's Wine Market

In keeping with the old adage “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” this month we will dive into two growing regions known for their adherence to traditional viticulture. France’s Loire Valley is considered by some to be one of the birthplaces of the “natural wine” movement, with independent winemakers focusing on terroir becoming the exception rather than the rule. While this region has pivoted away from modernization, our second feature never fully abandoned its viticultural traditions. Umbria, one of Italy’s smallest growing regions by volume, is a stronghold of native varieties and sustainable winemaking. Taste them with us and you will understand why so many winemakers are looking to the past for inspiration.

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